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  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Gift pick No. 6: Tracy Wilkinson ceramics

    Gift pick No. 6: Tracy Wilkinson ceramics
    Pick up a ceramic pot by Mt. Washington designer Tracy Wilkinson, and there is no doubt the tactile vessels are built by hand. Edges are jagged and glazes are uneven. Bottoms feel scratchy, stamped with her initials. On some stoneware pieces, Wilkinson'...
  • George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' pushed to 2014

    George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men' pushed to 2014
    George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said. The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum...
  • Lights, camera, Manhattan: Bus tour offers holiday color, movie sites

    Lights, camera, Manhattan: Bus tour offers holiday color, movie sites
    With Christmas season cranking up all over, one of New York City’s busiest bus tour operators will soon be offering “Holiday Lights & Movie Sites” tours of Manhattan. The tours, which begin Nov. 29, include locations from “...
  • Gift pick No. 2: Regina Vorgang rugs and tapestries

    Gift pick No. 2: Regina Vorgang rugs and tapestries
    They do call it a "wish list," after all. We recently found Regina Vorgang's rugs and tapestries, all woven by hand on her loom in Camarillo, in the Ova Arts gallery in Ojai. Although the prices are far higher than your typical gift, when putting together...
  • Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early

    Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early
    Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year. Bargain basement deals normally...
  • Release date cheat sheet: 'Monuments Men,' 'Jack Ryan' and the rest

    Release date cheat sheet: 'Monuments Men,' 'Jack Ryan' and the rest
    There’s been more movement on the upcoming film schedule than at a Pixar weekend matinee. On Thursday, several movies — including George Clooney’s “Monuments Men,” David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” and...
  • Old-timers to play in Dodgers-Yankees 1963 World Series celebration

    Old-timers to play in Dodgers-Yankees 1963 World Series celebration
    Tommy Davis, whose name oozes excellence and tradition among Dodgers fans, doesn't go to Dodger Stadium much these days. "I like my refrigerator too much," he says. But the 74-year-old Davis, once the gold standard of left fielders, will be on the...
  • Bacon recipes galore!

    Bacon recipes galore!
    We were opening Christmas gifts last year when my much better half dropped a package on my lap -- a cold, heavy package. Curious (and suddenly chilly), I opened it. Bacon. Six pounds of artisan bacon, ranging from thick-cut hickory-smoked to jalapeƱo-...
  • Extreme security in Yemen after Al Qaeda terror plot is foiled

    Extreme security in Yemen after Al Qaeda terror plot is foiled
    SANA, Yemen -- The Yemeni government deployed tanks and troops to guard its airports, oil terminals and foreign embassies Wednesday after claiming to have foiled an Al Qaeda plot to seize two ports and blow up pipelines. Yemen’s Supreme Security...
  • Who says the NBA is unpredictable?

    Who says the NBA is unpredictable?
    It's the most anticipated NBA season in Los Angeles history, so what are we waiting for? Oct. 30 — The Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks by 55 points in the season opener. At least, this is the rumor. Nobody actually sees the game after it is...